U.S. government concerned about Anonymous causing blackoutshttp://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/21/idUS414489442720120221
Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:25pm EST
By Meghan Kelly at VentureBeatNational Security Agency director General Keith Alexander believes Anonymous could have the power to take town the United States’ electrical grid this year.
The Wall Street Journal’s sources say the director admitted his concern over the hacktivist group at the White House, though he has made no public statement regarding this group in particular. But cyber security is a huge issue for the government as Anonymous continues to “attack for good,” with the expectation of exposing corruption. Anonymous routinely attacks the government on what it calls “F**k FBI Friday,” and recently hacked into a phone call between the FBI and Scotland Yard, where the two agencies were discussing the group itself.
The NSA declined to comment in an e-mail to VentureBeat.
Recently Anonymous’ attacks have seemed to be fairly surface value. Denial of service attacks, which simply attempt to access a website so many times that it overloads, have been behind some of its most high-profile “take-downs” in the last few months. This includes the Department of Justice shortly after the FBI shut down file-sharing company MegaUpload. A similar strategy is currently proposed by the group to shut down the 13 servers that run the Internet.
But the group certainly isn’t limited to DDoS knowledge, and has performed much more intricate attacks in the past. These include the hack on security firm Stratfor where credit card information was compromised. E-mails regarding the Haditha Massacre were leaked from the law firm representing the Marine accused of spearheading the civilian-casualty-riddled mission. Not to mention the slew of website defaces that have hit law enforcement agencies across the country.
An attack on the electrical grid, however, would more likely be blamed on a country with which the U.S. has tensions. China has already been caught hacking into U.S. Department of Defense key cards to gain access information, though it is unknown if the attack was associated with the Chinese government.
Those in charge of the electrical grid, however, told the Journal that they are prepared for attacks, have backup to restore power quickly should an attack occur, and already face regular attacks which they are able to deflect.
But Alexander isn’t concerned about tensioned governments acting on their own behalf, so much as “leaking” knowledge to local cyber criminal groups.
“A near-peer competitor [country] could give cyber malware capability to some fringe group,” Alexander said, according to the Journal. “Some hacker, next thing you know, could be into our electrical grid. We have to get after this.”
We have reached out to the NSA and will update the post upon hearing back.
========================Keith Alexander warns us of a false flag? Oh really?
You mean this Keith Alexander...
========================Cybersecurity Discussion with General Keith B. Alexander,
Director of the NSA, Commander of U.S. Cyber Commandhttp://csis.org/event/cybersecurity-discussion-general-keith-b-alexander-director-national-security-agency
The head of "US Cybercommand", Keith Alexander, has obviously failed to prevent the next attack by a group of hackers... he should resign immediately. By his own admission, throwing billions of dollars his way in order to "protect" us from 'cyberterrorism' has not been at all effective. In the article above, he explains that a group of hackers (Anonymous) is going to shut down the electrical grid in the US at some point in 2012. And he's helpless to stop it. Wow.
We should be scared. That's his point: be afraid.
But let's look at Keith Alexander's history with regard to cyber terrorism, and his involvement with PTech and the 911 false flag.
Makes you wonder who "Anonymous" is working for... another convenient foe to create chaos from which only Keith Alexander and his globalist minions can save us. Shut down the internet!!! Be afraid!! (False flag coming).Absolute proof CSIS is planning the next 9/11 attacks to usher in new government http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=191186.0